Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, BA, MSc, PhD
Area of Study / Keywords
Indigenous feminisms resurgence politics body-land/body-landing comparative Indigenous politics.
Dr. Isabel Altamirano Jiménez is Binizaá from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. She was born and raised in the community of Ixtaltepec, where her family continues to live. Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies, her research examines how Indigenous people, specifically Indigenous women experience and feel the impact of natural resource extraction in both Canada and Mexico. By focusing on the intersection between what happens to the land and what happen to the bodies of people and non-human bodies, Altamirano-Jiménez's research cut across the North America/Latin America divide and investigates the embodied and transnational dimensions of natural resource extraction processes. Altamirano-Jiménez is also the organizer of the annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop, for more information about this event and her Indigenous feminist work follow @indigenousfeminisms
Dr. Altamirano-Jiménez's current areas of research includes Indigenous feminisms, the violence of resource extraction and body-landing. She has written extensively on neo-liberalism, gender, the environment, and indigeneity. She has also published on the implications of economic approaches to conservation, green capitalism and indigeneity, as well as on Indigenous women's land-based knowledge.
Indigenous Political Thought and Decolonization
Indigenous Politics in Canada
Comparative Indigenous Politics
Save the date, annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2022, March 24-25.
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Core concepts in the field of Indigenous politics. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 327, POL S 329, POL S 331 or consent of Department
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.
Other - Indigenous Feminisms Workshop
This is an annual workshop organized by Altamirano-Jimenez in collaboration with Indigenous graduate students.@indigenousfeminisms
"The Sea is our Bread”: Interrupting Green Neoliberalism in Mexico
Marine Policy. 2021 June; 80
2021 May; 17 (2):215-223 10.1177/11771801211015316
Australian Feminist Studies. 2021 May; 10.1080/08164649.2021.1919989
Howard-Wagner, D., M. Bargh and I. Altamirano-Jiménez (eds.)
Australia National University Press and Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research. 2018 April;
Isabel Altamirano and Nathalie Kermoal (eds)